Apple could buy NetflixWe are just beginning the year and we already have a news of heart attack, because according to several analysts of Citi, Apple could be thinking of buying one of the most popular companies in the world of streaming video as it is Netflix.
A few months ago the purchase option of Disney was shuffled by Apple, but because the creator of cartoon companies such as Mickey Mouse has bought Fox, it seems that Apple will decide to go another way, and the best option available in the market It could be Netflix.
According to the analysts, the purchase could easily be made possible thanks to the new tax reform of Donald Trump, since with it the already controversial and mentioned repatriation of the profits of transnational companies that generate profits in other parts of the world will be made. Take your money to the United States with a tax reduction of 15.5%, when previously you were charged 35%.
This means that Apple could transfer to the United States more than 250 million dollars that will be used for the purchase of Netflix without any problem. For this reason analysts Jim Suva and Asiya Merchant mention that the probability that this operation will take place this year is 40%.
So that we have a reference on how high the probability of this is, the same Citi analysts mentioned that the probability of Disney buying Fox last year was between 20 and 30%. However, it is still an estimate that may not be concluded for various reasons.
With the possible purchase of Netflix, Apple could declare itself as one of the leading companies in the world of video streaming, where Disney has taken center stage in recent weeks, but where there are also companies with a lot of potential such as Amazon or HBO, which are still growing by leaps and bounds, as Amazon recently declared that in just one week more than 4 million Prime memberships were requested, including access to its video streaming service known as Amazon Prime Video.
The probable purchases of Apple
In the list of analysts not only Netflix appears, it is the most likely to materialize, but not the only one that could be part of the Cupertino company.
Well, according to Citi analysts, some other companies such as Disney, Hulu, Tesla, Activision, Electronic Arts (EA) and Take-Two are emerging as important candidates to be acquired by the technological giant.
We will have to wait to see what happens with the financial reform of Donald Trump and if Apple decides to take the next step for the acquisition of Netflix.